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Germany

Kaplan Lawyer Questions Deportation

Three days after the deportation of Metin Kaplan, the self-appointed "Caliph of Cologne," the radical Islamist's lawyer has questioned the legality of events which saw Kaplan whisked away to Turkey at the start of the week. Ingeborg Naumann was quoted in the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper on Thursday as saying that the deportation was almost "unlawful," a claim that has been rejected by the Cologne administrative court's spokesperson Klaus-Peter Uhlenberg. "Everything has been done completely correctly," Uhlenberg said in a statement. Naumann has questioned how the deportation had come about so fast and whether there had been any dealings between German and Turkish authorities before the official judicial decision was handed down.

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